Putting Educators and Students in the Driver's Seat

To prepare students for the careers of today — and tomorrow — educators must explore and integrate artificial intelligence (AI) into K-12 classrooms. AI is a critical element of any STEM curriculum. After all, it’s a technology that’s already making its way to classrooms in the form of adaptive software, recommendation engines and digital assistants. And generative technologies like ChatGPT, while causing a stir, present an opportunity to transform learning — as long as educators and learners discover how to strike the proper balance of risk vs. benefits.

Educators are the key to preparing students to thrive in a world where artificial intelligence is an integral part of their lives and careers. Over a thousand educators are already participating in ISTE-developed professional learning programs that provide training and resources to help students:

  • Develop knowledge and skills about AI.
  • Consider the capabilities, risks and ethical questions related to using AI.
  • Explore AI solutions to problems in their communities.



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Free practical guides for engaging students in AI creation

The Hands-On AI Projects for the Classroom guides from ISTE and GM provide elementary, secondary, elective and computer science teachers with innovative curricular resources about AI across various grade levels and subject areas. Each guide includes background information and four student-driven projects that directly relate to subject area standards, while providing foundational learning on what AI is, how it works and how it impacts society.

With these hands-on projects, students work directly with innovative AI technologies, participate in “unplugged” activities and create various products – from designing chatbots to presentations to video games – to demonstrate their learning. These hands-on guides are available in English, Spanish and Arabic.

Elementary Educator Guides




Secondary Educator Guides




Elective Educator Guides




Computer Science Educator Guides




AI Ethics Guides







Artificial Intelligence Explorations and Their Practical Use in Schools unpacks everything educators need to know about bringing AI to the classroom. Sign up for the next course and find out how to earn graduate-level credit for completing the course.

As a participating organization in TeachAI, ISTE is empowering educators to teach with and about AI and computer science. Discover how TeachAI is providing thought leadership to guide governments and educational leaders in aligning education with an increasingly AI-driven world.

School leaders must ensure the use of AI is thoughtful and appropriate, and supports the district’s vision. Download this free guide (or the UK version) to get the background you need to guide your district in an AI-infused world.


Learn More From These Podcasts, Blog Posts, Case Studies and Websites


Blog: What Educators – and Students – Can Learn From ChatGPT

AI is poised to change education in ways we’ve hardly begun to anticipate, and ChatGPT’s emergence is a reminder that educators must be ready to adapt quickly to tech advancements.


Blog: ChatGPT: Ban it? No! Embrace it? Yes!

When it comes to ChatGPT, the challenge — and opportunity — for educators is to learn how to use it thoughtfully, include it in media literacy curriculum and develop assignments that lead students to turn in original, creative work.


Blog: Building AI: Student Creators Meet Artificial Intelligence

Students can use artificial intelligence to create in all sorts of new ways, from animating videos to composing symphonies.


Podcast: Better Representation in Artificial Intelligence Starts Early

One of the challenges with bias in AI comes down to who has access to these careers in the first place, and that's the area that Tess Posner, CEO of the nonprofit AI4All, is trying to address.


Case Studies: Bring AI to Class

Discover how educators from Westville School District, The Dunham School, Hoover City Schools and Chillicothe Middle School designed projects to help learners understand and apply AI design concepts after participating in ISTE’s AI Explorations course, funded by General Motors.


Research Guide: AI is for Everyone, Everywhere!

Featuring in-depth interviews with practitioners, guidelines for classroom teachers and a webinar about the importance of AI in education, this site provides K-12 educators with practical tools for integrating AI and computational thinking across their curricula.


Free AI Course

This 15-hour, self-paced introduction to artificial intelligence is designed for students in grades 9-12. Educators and students should create a free account at P-TECH before viewing the course.